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Striking Farmworkers in South Africa

I’m not a member of a union. If you speak about union, you will lose [your] job or [be] treated bad. – Human Rights Watch interview with “Kiersten H.,” Grabouw, South Africa, 2010, from “Ripe with Abuse.“ One of the ironies that struck me while working with farmworkers in South …

Foodies & Foodworkers

Are foodies in the US finally taking note of workers? For a long time now, a growing number of consumers have been concerned about the ethical impact of their food choices. Free-range, buying “local,” and organic arose in part because people worried about how their food consumption affected their health, …